Iowa State University Extension will offer the 3rd Iowa High Tunnel Short Course on Monday, November 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This short course is designed to highlight production and management of several high tunnel crops along with information on economics and marketing aspects of high tunnel crop production. The course will also provide an update on the status of high tunnel research across the Midwest. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Matt Kleinhenz, Professor at Ohio State University and has many years of experience working on vegetable production in high tunnel systems. His work focuses on cultivar selection, crop and soil management and fertility, season extension, and improving profitability in high tunnels.
This event is supported by USDA North Central SARE Professional Development Program. Core objectives of this short course are to:
- Highlight the importance of crop, environment, and soil management for vegetable production in high tunnels
- Provide a platform to share resources, knowledge, and expertise in the area of high tunnel vegetable production
- Connect growers, agricultural educators, extension staff, and industry personnel working in high tunnels and in the area of local foods.
For more information or to register, visit: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/vegetablelab/3rd-iowa-high-tunnel-short-course.
1407 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011
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